YA Steampunk Fantasy (mild Christian themes)


As the daughter of a chandler, Banhi’s life seemed boring. That is until one day when she found she could manipulate the flames coming from the candles she made.

In a word seemingly void of mages, magic has all but disappeared through the years. Fearing to live as an outcast and being exiled for having such a dangerous gift in a forest village, she decides to take a voyage beyond the great seas.

Will Banhi find more than she bargained for?


You can read the prologue at

From the Author
This story has been developing in my mind for a while. I wanted to fast-forward through time in Orinda, to where steam and electricity moved out the need for mages. I wanted to explore Orinda further, to take Banhi to the outlands, where primitive peoples live.

I am seeking representation for this and other novels.